Friday, 14 November 2014

1988 Austin Mini Mary Quant - Bicester Sports Cars

Bicester Sports & Classics 
For todays' classic we make our first ever visit to Bicester Sports & Classics and we have chosen a Iconic British car in the shape of te Mini. 

1988 Austin Mini Mary Quant

Following a long illustrious production run the Mini designers started to stimulate the last few years of its life by developing Special Editions.
Mary Quant was commissioned to design the interior of this one and only 2000 chassis were allocated to the series.
The details are great with Quant logos and designs everywhere from the steering wheel to the plastic mac provided in the boot.
With only two owners from new this example is in perfect condition having been in a Uk car collection for many years .
I have covered around 120 miles in her and what a sweet easy going car she is with a very willing 1 litre engine and easy to use gearbox this is a car that should appeal to many and providing a great investment opportunity in the future.


Nick: 07702 132000
Richard: 07831 179276
Office: 01296 770966

MODEL SPEC (General Info)

Engine (12F)
Displacement: 998cc
Bore & Stroke: 64.59mm x 76.2mm
Compression ratio: 8.3 to 1
Carburation: twin SU
Power output: 39bhp at 4,850rpm
Max Torque 52 lb/ft at 2,000rpm

Maximum speed: 82mph
0-60 mph: 18.7secs
Fuel consumption: 35mpg

Front wheel drive
4-speed manual,
Final drive ratio: 3.11

Hydraulic, servo assisted
Front: disc Rear: drum

Rack & pinion

Front & back: rubber cone,
hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers

4 stud, 12in pressed steel
145/700SR12 Pirelli P4000

Pressed steel monocoque

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 80in
Track front: 48.2in
Track front: 46.2in
Overall length: 120.25in
Overall width: 55.5in
Overall height: 53in
Ground clearance: 6in
Turning circle: 28.23ft
Kerb weight: 1,375 lbs
Fuel tank: 7.5gals

Mini designer
1988: 2,000
Price new in 1988: £4,654

Total production
(1959 - 2000) of all
Mini variants: 5,387,862
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